After a weekend pursuit of a white Volkswagen Golf through Crawford County on Routes 322 and 285 that was terminated after getting too close to Cochranton, the Pennsylvania State Police are still searching for Zachary Thompson and another Titusville man named Cody Stokes. Both men are wanted on numerous warrants for multiple felonies and misdemeanors and if you have any information about their movements or whereabouts you should call the Police.
Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, is warning residents about IRS Phishing scams which are on the rise this time of year. Phishing scams attempt to panic or trick individuals into giving up money and personal information, in this case by posing as an agent of the IRS or a nonexistent Bureau of Tax Enforcement. The IRS will not make unsolicited contact with you by phone, text, or e-mail to confirm personal details about your account and nor will it ask for alternative payments like cryptocurrencies or gift cards; the IRS will also not threaten to involve federal or local law enforcement or immigration authorities.
If you suspect you may have been the target of a phishing scam by someone posing as an agent of the IRS send an email about the call to email@example.com and contact the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (1-800)441-2555.